GOP frustration builds with Freedom Caucus floor tactics

Some GOP lawmakers are getting frustrated with the hard-line tactics of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.


Members of the group have forced recorded votes on normally non-controversial bills on the suspension calendar, forcing lawmakers to hang around the chamber for hours to get their votes in rather than conduct other business.


It led to a confrontation on Tuesday night during a two-and-a-half-hour vote series on 13 separate measures between Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, and Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Scott Perry (R-Pa.), who is the chair of the group.